• heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    What about me? I've never 1 starred AF. I rarely even bother to rate threads. I believe the only person I've 1 starred is Roy L.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    Back when I was 17 my dad just threw me out. I didn't know that there was a government to intervene! SMDH.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Could've been that SwordSmyth fella. He can be a nasty little bitch.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    A-Fuckin'-men. Hundreds of millions are unaware that they have a weeks to live if transportation of goods and fresh water distribution is interrupted.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Except gold doesn't have "intrinsic value". The concept implies objective value, which Menger and the Austrians disproved. Remember also that metallic and metal-backed currency can also be fiat if government issued.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Not quite. They also had the value of greater portability and lighter weight, which is why people gravitate to them. #subjectivevalue You're right that gold and silver have utility for other things, but that doesn't help your argument any. It's a utilitarian point, not Austrian.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Not true. That's why metallic standard-based bills came about. People *tend* strongly to prefer carrying paper in their wallets over coins. FRNs have value to the extent that other people want them. (Even your gold can be said to have no value if nobody but you wants to accept your gold as payment, barter, etc)
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    AToV says value is subjective. You really ought to learn this shit before trying to blather about it on forums. https://mises.org/library/subjective-value-theory https://mises.org/library/austrian-school-and-theory-value
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    That's false. Austrian Value Theory proves this.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Well, its either pay 1500 for rent, not eat, or live on the streets.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    Zip's actually right on this one. Gold/sliver eagles and the pre-FED 100% metallic standard notes were/are fiat currency. Fiat means money that is so because the government says it is so. You're thinking of unbacked paper money/scrip.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    So all you have to do in order to defeat this is vary your grip while doing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2ViNJFZC8 Or you could just borrow someone else's phone. Or use a one-time "burner." In other words: this won't do a damn thing to catch "terrorsts" or crooks. But it certainly might be useful in compiling even more extensive dossiers on "normal" people who don't have anything to worry about because they haven't done anything wrong ...
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    I thought everything was awesome again? We should blame the entire group for "being financially irresponsible" during the Great Recession that STILL has not ended, while simultaneously saying that it has.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    The whole point of the article is to say that "saving money is hard". For 40% of Americans, saving money is impossible because the cost of everything continues to go up and low wages do not. Next, look at where the blame is pointed. A lot of people will blame people like Angela for not saving "enough" and try to say she is fully responsible for her own predicament. Not you or me, but there are a LOT of people out there who will blame victims of circumstance. Angela's predicament, even if she did save, is caused by drug companies charging $40,000 for a single drug, which that same drug in Canada costs $40 bucks and NONE of that money went to research. Link to that article here. We should prepare as best as we can, but there are limits to how much we can prepare. Insurance is supposed to help for situations like this, but look at the cost of both insurance and health care. You pay insurance but insurance has a bad habit of trying to not pay ANY bills at all. For Angela's situation, how much ability would her husband have to try to fight insurance companies in court after a stroke? The way insurance companies operate is predatory on those who are not able to defend themselves. If Angela's husband had not been married to Angela, he would be up shit creek without a paddle. Medical Care costs are also thru the roof. The cost of education is through the roof. The cost of living in general is through the roof. Really what is happening is not that the costs are rising, but the value of money is decreasing. The costs increasing are symptomatic of the value of the dollar, and represents exactly why Fiat Currency is a clear and present danger to society. The way that many companies handle the situations is to twist problems to blame victims and get victims to blame themselves in a way that benefits the companies, not individuals. For Angela's situation, again, she would be shown to the world as being responsible for her own problems because "she didn't buy enough insurance", when really its the insurance companies and the cost of health care that profit from Angela's situation. They put her in Checkmate, and no matter what she did or does, her situation falters through no fault of her own. I have a few disagreements with Angela, but overall, I understand that her situation is terrible through no fault of her own. I know for a fact she is the type of person to prepare for herself as best as she can and to the absolute best of her ability. Strokes happen. Her situation should be limited to coping with the situation only from a medical care perspective, but is exacerbated by the financial, time, and stress costs of that medical care to the point where surviving medically could ruin her financially, which leads us right back to square one, the title of this thread. So lets be clear here. Prepare. How does one "prepare"? Do they spend ALL their money on Health Insurance? Maybe the average person is blamed for "living beyond their means" when a single bedroom apartment now costs (here) $1500 a month and the average pay is $10 an hour? Lets blame the victim again for "not getting an education", an education that costs $50,000 and makes $30,000 a year. Can you say Teacher? I knew you could. Can you say that situation is quite normal? To be expected to be in financial dire straights and crushed by overwhelming debt to afford that education that qualifies a person only for low paying jobs? This is a new class of poverty known as "The Educated Poor". Now, take that average person who is $50,000 in debt, earning $30,000 a year, and trying to pay $1500 for a one bedroom apartment? 30k a year only provides 2500 a month BEFORE taxes, and if rent is $1500, that is well above the recommended 25% of income should be spent on housing. Now lets add in the rest of the bills. $1000 a month for health insurance. That number is also pretty average when insurance is not offered by employers. Ooops, that person...
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 AM
    If you mean the gospels, not likely. The scribes of the Gospel narrative would've been dead by the time the Gospels were written down. Mark wasn't written till ~40 AD, Matthew ~70, etc. We also have multiple authentic copies of each Gospel.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    Lily, the Montanists were heretics and their heresy (Montanism) has been denounced by the entire Christian world for centuries. https://orthodoxwiki.org/Montanism
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 07:34 PM
    oic. But the Western diet is also LOADED with sugar and preservatives, which we know without a doubt makes people (and animals) fat. It's in everything. :eek: Gotta take that into consideration too when you make any sweeping comment on the SAD diet.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 07:07 PM
    Not really. There's nothing in eggs that triggers the kind of response that causes heart disease (inflammation). Eggs just offer us a useful and important macronutrient(fat) and litany of micronutrients(vitamins). I know this to be fact because I have a great interest in sport nutrition. Eggs are a dietary staple for all manner of athletes for a reason.
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 06:49 PM
    History repeats. Once upon a time citizens and media decried the evil automobile and it's carnage that it caused to pedestrians and horse carriages. Some towns even banning them. Then enough money passed hands and.....
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  • phill4paul's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 06:23 PM
    Exactly, Sherlock. So why give them anything? They've got it covered. Until they don't.
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 06:08 PM
    Have you ever had zucchini hash browns? SO GOOD! :D There are different ways to make them out there, but fundamentally they're just eggs, zucchini, onions, and some spices browned in a skillet. (that's the way I learned, at least)
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